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Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian polymath and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He gained prominence at various points in his life as an explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his Fram expedition of 1893—1896. Although he retired... Read More

Born10 October 1861
Store Frøen, Christiania, Norway
Died13 May 1930 (aged 68)
Polhøgda, Lysaker, Norway
OccupationScientist, explorer, diplomat, humanitarian


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